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Conservation Stewardship Program

Conservation Stewardship Program. Your Goals. Our Assistance.

 

Your Stewardship Goals. Our Assistance.

Have you ever looked across your property and thought about some land management goals you would like to take to the next level? Maybe we can help.

No one knows more about your land than you do, and no one knows more about conservation than we do. Together we can develop a plan tailored to your land and your goals to help you increase productivity and protect the value of your land.

Our Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increases crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.

Sign-up period is November 14, 2016 - February 3, 2017.

Sustainable Production

CSP is for working lands. It is the largest conservation program in the United States with 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled in CSP. Thousands of people have made the choice to voluntarily enroll in the program because it helps them enhance natural resources and improve their business operation.

Some of the benefits include:

          YOUR CSP

  • Improved cattle gains per acre
  • Increased crop yields
  • Decreased inputs
  • Wildlife population improvements
  • Better resilience to weather extremes

Through CSP, we can help build your business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of your entire operation. Good land stewardship not only conserves the natural resources on your farm, ranch or forest, it also provides multiple benefits to local communities, including better water and air quality and wildlife habitat, as well as food and fiber.  Please see the current cost list below for rates for CSP practices.

FY 2017 CSP List Georgia

Ranking Documents used by land use type:

Agricultural Lands
Non-Industrial Private Forestland
Longleaf Pine Initiative

Conservation Activity Evaluation Tools:

Agricultural Lands -
Non-Industrial Private Forestland
Longleaf Pine Initiative

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The link above to the National CSP website provides a complete list of enhancements, the criteria for implementation and detailed information on implementation criteria and documentation requirements of specific enhancements,

For information on available activities in Georgia, see the below Conservation Activity Lists for Participants in Georgia.

Contact

Assistant State Conservationist - Programs or the Natural Resource Specialist.
For further information and assistance, contact your local NRCS Field Service Center.